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House Atreides (MP3 CD)
Frank Herbert's award-winning Dune chronicles captured the imagination of millions of readers worldwide. By the time of his death in 1986, Herbert had completed six novels in the series, but much of his vision remained unwritten. Now, working from his father's recently discovered files, Brian Herbert and bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson collaborate on a new novel, the prelude to Dune-where we step onto the planet Arrakis decades before Dune's hero, Paul Muad'Dib Atreides, walks its sands. Here is the rich and complex world that Frank Herbert created, in the time leading up to the momentous events of Dune. As Emperor Elrood's son plots a subtle regicide, young Leto Atreides leaves for a year's education on the mechanized world of Ix; a planetologist named Pardot Kynes seeks the secrets of Arrakis; and the eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho is hunted by his cruel masters in a terrifying game from which he vows escape and vengeance. But none can envision the fate in store for them: one that will make them renegades-and shapers of history.
About the Author
Kevin J. Anderson, one of the most popular writers currently working in the science fiction genre, is the author of more than ninety novels, forty-one of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is the author of twenty-five books, including "Dreamer of Dune," "Timeweb," "The Race for God," and "Man of Two Worlds," coauthored with Frank Herbert.
Scott Brick has recorded over five hundred audiobooks, has won over forty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and has twice received Audie Awards for his work on the Dune series. He has been proclaimed a Golden Voice by "AudioFile" magazine as well as "Publishers Weekly"'s 2007 Narrator of the Year.
"[Fans] rejoice in this chance to return to one of science fiction's most appealing futures." ---The New York Times Book Review